Lupie's Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 2718 Monroe Rd

    Charlotte, NC 28205

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  • 704-374-1232

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Do not go at night! Several auto break-ins in the past year..just recently myself. Until security cameras are posted, I would only go for lunch, still not sure about that. We were just recently broken into

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★★★★★

BEWARE - AUTO BREAK-INS\r
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Do not go at night! Several auto break-ins in the past year..just recently myself. Until security cameras are posted, I would only go for lunch, still not sure about that. We were just recently broken into

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Great Food & Great Value! I as very happy with my meal. It came on time and the service seemed perfect.

4
★★★★☆

Great Food & Great Value! I as very happy with my meal. It came on time and the service seemed perfect.

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This place used to have the very best chili in Charlotte.
Very mediocre now.

3
★★★★★

This place used to have the very best chili in Charlotte.
Very mediocre now.

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Some of the best burgers and fries in Charlotte in an interesting little shop. It's nice that there are still some non-chain places like this still around.

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★★★★★

Some of the best burgers and fries in Charlotte in an interesting little shop. It's nice that there are still some non-chain places like this still around.

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If you are looking for fancy, this is not it. However, if you are looking for good honest food for a fair price, then you have found it at Lupie's. We drive over an hour several times a year to eat here. Our favorite is the vegetable plate. The food is carefully prepared and the quantity is generous. We especially like the mac and cheese, slaw, green beans, and pintos and onions; a nice hunk of corn bread comes with it. The quiche is also very good. Lupie, the owner and creator, is almost always there, which explains the consistency of the food.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for fancy, this is not it. However, if you are looking for good honest food for a fair price, then you have found it at Lupie's. We drive over an hour several times a year to eat here. Our favorite is the vegetable plate. The food is carefully prepared and the quantity is generous. We especially like the mac and cheese, slaw, green beans, and pintos and onions; a nice hunk of corn bread comes with it. The quiche is also very good. Lupie, the owner and creator, is almost always there, which explains the consistency of the food.

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Thursday night at 8 PM, we were greeted and seated immediately. Good start. Unfortunately, I asked two questions about beer ("Do you have any drink specials?" and "What do you have on tap?"). The waiter---a bearded, scruffy-looking loser dressed as if he put on what he found in a dumpster down the street---suddenly turned and walked away. We watched for the next ten minutes as he carefully walked from one part of the restaurant to another, casually drinking out of his to-go cup and intentionally ignoring us. Eventually, my wife and I left. No chili is worth that sort of treatment. What's more, we both worked in restaurants. When you hear horror stories about what waiters do to your food, THAT is the guy that does it. Eat at Lupie's at your own risk.

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★☆☆☆☆

Thursday night at 8 PM, we were greeted and seated immediately. Good start. Unfortunately, I asked two questions about beer ("Do you have any drink specials?" and "What do you have on tap?"). The waiter---a bearded, scruffy-looking loser dressed as if he put on what he found in a dumpster down the street---suddenly turned and walked away. We watched for the next ten minutes as he carefully walked from one part of the restaurant to another, casually drinking out of his to-go cup and intentionally ignoring us. Eventually, my wife and I left. No chili is worth that sort of treatment. What's more, we both worked in restaurants. When you hear horror stories about what waiters do to your food, THAT is the guy that does it. Eat at Lupie's at your own risk.

Pros: Easy to walk out of... The menu describes good chili...

Cons: Service was the worst I've ever had...

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Lupie's has the best Texas chili. It's a hole in the wall place but the service/food is great. They are reasonably priced. The crowd is diverse which makes it an appealing place to eat.

5
★★★★★

Lupie's has the best Texas chili. It's a hole in the wall place but the service/food is great. They are reasonably priced. The crowd is diverse which makes it an appealing place to eat.

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Finally got around to eating here after hearing about and reading about this place. It's very casual. Got there just in time - seated right away, and 10 minutes later there was a line out the door. We split the vegetarian burger and the vegetarian chili. The burger was average - don't get mustard on it - it overpowers all the other flavors and even wiping it off won't make it go away. The vegetarian chili was pretty good - if you're used to meat chili, you'll definitely notice the difference, but if you're OK with meat substitutes, it's good. You go there for the scene and for affordable food. Not the best food you'll ever eat, but a good experience.

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★★★☆☆

Finally got around to eating here after hearing about and reading about this place. It's very casual. Got there just in time - seated right away, and 10 minutes later there was a line out the door. We split the vegetarian burger and the vegetarian chili. The burger was average - don't get mustard on it - it overpowers all the other flavors and even wiping it off won't make it go away. The vegetarian chili was pretty good - if you're used to meat chili, you'll definitely notice the difference, but if you're OK with meat substitutes, it's good. You go there for the scene and for affordable food. Not the best food you'll ever eat, but a good experience.

Pros: dark, almost punk rock environment

Cons: food was alright

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Lupie's is one of the hole in the wall resturants that you would never give a 2nd glance. But as anyone can tell you, hole in the wall type places are usually some of the best.

Lupie's almost always has a line at lunch time. The service is quick and efficient. The mac and cheese is so good that anytime my friends come back to visit, we always go back to Lupie's for mac and cheese.

5
★★★★★

Lupie's is one of the hole in the wall resturants that you would never give a 2nd glance. But as anyone can tell you, hole in the wall type places are usually some of the best.

Lupie's almost always has a line at lunch time. The service is quick and efficient. The mac and cheese is so good that anytime my friends come back to visit, we always go back to Lupie's for mac and cheese.

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Lupie's is a great place to eat. They have great service and great food. The prices are reasonable too. This restaurant is for everyone and I always see lots of people there.

5
★★★★★

Lupie's is a great place to eat. They have great service and great food. The prices are reasonable too. This restaurant is for everyone and I always see lots of people there.

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Lupie's is fantastic! The service is superb and the food comes out quick! I'm addicted to their Texas Slaw Burger. It is so good. I always leave full and happy.

5
★★★★★

Lupie's is fantastic! The service is superb and the food comes out quick! I'm addicted to their Texas Slaw Burger. It is so good. I always leave full and happy.

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Great food! Great service! Love the atmosphere. The wings are fantastic with more than adequate serving for a wing fanatic! Diverse patronage and hodgepodge of decor all its own.

4
★★★★☆

Great food! Great service! Love the atmosphere. The wings are fantastic with more than adequate serving for a wing fanatic! Diverse patronage and hodgepodge of decor all its own.

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I have tried this place several times now and I am calling it quits. The food is medeocre at best. Burgers are ok but I can find a better burger at dozen places in Charlotte. I had the worst piece of meatloaf ther I have ever had, it was actually inedible and it was the daily special! It tasted like it had sand in it, it was really grainy. I have heard so many people talk about how good this place is and I guess people have different tastes but I think the food is bad. Also the menu is very limited. You would think that as few things as they have on the menu they would have perfected them all.

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★★☆☆☆

I have tried this place several times now and I am calling it quits. The food is medeocre at best. Burgers are ok but I can find a better burger at dozen places in Charlotte. I had the worst piece of meatloaf ther I have ever had, it was actually inedible and it was the daily special! It tasted like it had sand in it, it was really grainy. I have heard so many people talk about how good this place is and I guess people have different tastes but I think the food is bad. Also the menu is very limited. You would think that as few things as they have on the menu they would have perfected them all.

Pros: None I can think of

Cons: Mediocre food.

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I would like to say that I have been a loyal customer to Lupie's ever since I moved to Charlotte. However, I have never had the displeasure of meeting Lupie myself. The reason I mention this is because as we all know that Lupie's is known for there generous portions. The other night my husband and I split a Chef salad and we could not believe our eyes. The salad we are talking about is massive and could feed four. The point is that when we received our salad it was like going to Apple bee's and ordering a side salad. We first mentioned it to our waiter and he told us that we would have to take it up with Lupie ourselves.

After dinner my husband kindly went to pay the bill and brought this to her attention. NOT ONLY WAS SHE RUDE BUT TOTALLY DISRESPECTED OUR CONCERNS AND OURSELVES AS CUSTOMERS. SHE WAS A ROYAL B##TCH.

With all of that being said. Honestly, it is really not that great. The reason they have their reputation is because you get your buck for your money. How hard is it to make a decent pasta dish. So why would she try to diminish her reputation over a measly dollar. HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM THE OWNER HERSELF "LUPIE"

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★★☆☆☆

I would like to say that I have been a loyal customer to Lupie's ever since I moved to Charlotte. However, I have never had the displeasure of meeting Lupie myself. The reason I mention this is because as we all know that Lupie's is known for there generous portions. The other night my husband and I split a Chef salad and we could not believe our eyes. The salad we are talking about is massive and could feed four. The point is that when we received our salad it was like going to Apple bee's and ordering a side salad. We first mentioned it to our waiter and he told us that we would have to take it up with Lupie ourselves.

After dinner my husband kindly went to pay the bill and brought this to her attention. NOT ONLY WAS SHE RUDE BUT TOTALLY DISRESPECTED OUR CONCERNS AND OURSELVES AS CUSTOMERS. SHE WAS A ROYAL B##TCH.

With all of that being said. Honestly, it is really not that great. The reason they have their reputation is because you get your buck for your money. How hard is it to make a decent pasta dish. So why would she try to diminish her reputation over a measly dollar. HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM THE OWNER HERSELF "LUPIE"

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After almost 10 years, I was suprised Lupie's has still not been cleaned. Filfthy! Carpet is so gross it does not even resemble carpet. Bacteria is going wild there and on chairs, tables, everywhere. My husbands food had a fly wing in it.
Worst burger I have ever had. Dry, overcooked. Chili had no taste. I know now why it was almost empty on a Friday night at 7pm. I will never go back. Service was ok.

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★☆☆☆☆

After almost 10 years, I was suprised Lupie's has still not been cleaned. Filfthy! Carpet is so gross it does not even resemble carpet. Bacteria is going wild there and on chairs, tables, everywhere. My husbands food had a fly wing in it.
Worst burger I have ever had. Dry, overcooked. Chili had no taste. I know now why it was almost empty on a Friday night at 7pm. I will never go back. Service was ok.

Pros: service

Cons: bad food, dirty place

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Lupies is a landmark restaurant in Charlotte. It is in an old building that has not changed much since it opened many years ago. The quality of the food and service has not changed much either. Food is very good with prices being reasonable as well. The crowd at Lupies is always diverse. You have uptown business power houses and eclectic patrons all mixing together for great food.

5
★★★★★

Lupies is a landmark restaurant in Charlotte. It is in an old building that has not changed much since it opened many years ago. The quality of the food and service has not changed much either. Food is very good with prices being reasonable as well. The crowd at Lupies is always diverse. You have uptown business power houses and eclectic patrons all mixing together for great food.

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After living in Charlotte my entire life, I always heard about this place, but it always looked crowded. With a line out the door, we got a table in less than 5 minutes!! The food was absolutely delicious!!! I had a veggie burger and my boyfriend had the veggie chili that was the best I've ever had. The service was awesome, I never had an empty glass and everyone smiled as the entire staff seemed to wait on everyone. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fast and friendly meal!!

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★★★★★

After living in Charlotte my entire life, I always heard about this place, but it always looked crowded. With a line out the door, we got a table in less than 5 minutes!! The food was absolutely delicious!!! I had a veggie burger and my boyfriend had the veggie chili that was the best I've ever had. The service was awesome, I never had an empty glass and everyone smiled as the entire staff seemed to wait on everyone. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fast and friendly meal!!

Pros: Service, food, cheap!!!

Cons: parking, you may have to park along the street

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If you are looking for the most amazing bowl of chili you will ever eat go to Lupies! The service is fantastic as well!

2
★★★★★

If you are looking for the most amazing bowl of chili you will ever eat go to Lupies! The service is fantastic as well!

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I ate at Lupie's a few weeks ago for lunch for the first time, it was fabulous. Nice people, reasonable prices, and the best chili I've ever had. My husband got the Cincinnati chili which was a little sweeter, and equally delicious. Look out for it while driving by or you'll miss it. Park around back.

2
★★★★☆

I ate at Lupie's a few weeks ago for lunch for the first time, it was fabulous. Nice people, reasonable prices, and the best chili I've ever had. My husband got the Cincinnati chili which was a little sweeter, and equally delicious. Look out for it while driving by or you'll miss it. Park around back.

Pros: authentic fare

Cons: odd location

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I've known Lupie my whole life. She started as a kitchen worker at another little hole in the wall place on 7th street. She opened Lupies and it's been fantastic ever since. My favorite is the veggie plate - a salad with really yummy italian dressing, mac & cheese (and I don't usually like mac & cheese) and pinto beans with onions all served with cornbread and sweet tea... it just doesn't get any better than that! I highly recommend Lupies to anyone :-)

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★★★★★

I've known Lupie my whole life. She started as a kitchen worker at another little hole in the wall place on 7th street. She opened Lupies and it's been fantastic ever since. My favorite is the veggie plate - a salad with really yummy italian dressing, mac & cheese (and I don't usually like mac & cheese) and pinto beans with onions all served with cornbread and sweet tea... it just doesn't get any better than that! I highly recommend Lupies to anyone :-)

Pros: friendly, fast service

Cons: can be kinda noisy

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I have been to Lupie's in the past, but the most recent time, the chili was salty. Too salty to eat. The nachos were tasty & served up fast. I may have to give the chili a chance again, since I've never had it like that before.

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★★★☆☆

I have been to Lupie's in the past, but the most recent time, the chili was salty. Too salty to eat. The nachos were tasty & served up fast. I may have to give the chili a chance again, since I've never had it like that before.

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Good food for a quite reasonable place. The wating staff is awsome. The two boys who wait tables al night are the cutest and friendly with the gays.

2
★★★★★

Good food for a quite reasonable place. The wating staff is awsome. The two boys who wait tables al night are the cutest and friendly with the gays.

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I had heard about how great the chili/chilimac was at Lupie's was so I decided to try it one night for dinner. Honestly it was some of the worst food I have ever had at a restaurant and I have eaten at some sketchy places. Maybe the burgers are good but DO NOT order the chili.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had heard about how great the chili/chilimac was at Lupie's was so I decided to try it one night for dinner. Honestly it was some of the worst food I have ever had at a restaurant and I have eaten at some sketchy places. Maybe the burgers are good but DO NOT order the chili.

Pros: Relatively Cheap

Cons: Food, Service

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mvopsu must not be from the area. Lupie's has the best veggie plate around. The Mac and cheese rocks! Can't beat the laid back attitude from the staff and patrons!

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★★★★★

mvopsu must not be from the area. Lupie's has the best veggie plate around. The Mac and cheese rocks! Can't beat the laid back attitude from the staff and patrons!

Pros: Inexpensive, Easy to find

Cons: sometimes crowded

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Lupies is the best restaurant in Charlotte. Love the food, the waitstaff (one cute boy in particular) and it is so inexpensive!!! Everyone should try it!

2
★★★★★

Lupies is the best restaurant in Charlotte. Love the food, the waitstaff (one cute boy in particular) and it is so inexpensive!!! Everyone should try it!

Pros: Chilli, Wings, Tea

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Great burgers and chili but not a wide selection on the menu.

2
★★★★☆

Great burgers and chili but not a wide selection on the menu.

Pros: burgers, chili

Cons: poor menu selection

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No contest!!! The best chili and burgers in town!!!
The entire menu is unbeatable in it's class!!

2
★★★★★

No contest!!! The best chili and burgers in town!!!
The entire menu is unbeatable in it's class!!

Pros: Service, Value, Wait Staff

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I love this place! Even when I moved an hour from town, I had to come back just to eat here!! You gotta love a restaurant where people stand in line in all kinds of weather to wait for meatloaf and mashed potatoes!!
Don't miss the chili, and you HAVE to have banana pudding!

2
★★★★★

I love this place! Even when I moved an hour from town, I had to come back just to eat here!! You gotta love a restaurant where people stand in line in all kinds of weather to wait for meatloaf and mashed potatoes!!
Don't miss the chili, and you HAVE to have banana pudding!

Pros: Great food, Great atmosphere, Great peoplewatching!

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great food and good ambiance. great place to people watch.

2
★★★★★

great food and good ambiance. great place to people watch.

Pros: good food, inexpensive, relaxed

Cons: need better beer

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A customer for 10 years, I have never left the cafe once still hungry, best throw down nachos anywhere, chili and burgers are awesome, banana pudding to die for. Smiling, friendly wait staff. This place raises comfort food to an art form.

2
★★★★★

A customer for 10 years, I have never left the cafe once still hungry, best throw down nachos anywhere, chili and burgers are awesome, banana pudding to die for. Smiling, friendly wait staff. This place raises comfort food to an art form.

Pros: Great Value, Friendly Wait Staff

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Lupie's is located in one of the "cool" areas of Charlotte; just a couple of miles from downtown. You will need a big appetite and little money! Be prepared, though, to wait in line during peak times.

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★★★★★

Lupie's is located in one of the "cool" areas of Charlotte; just a couple of miles from downtown. You will need a big appetite and little money! Be prepared, though, to wait in line during peak times.

Pros: easy to get to, good parking, healthy servings

Cons: music can get loud, limited seating

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Surprise, surprise! It was not a Mexican place after all. What a good lunch place this is! Dig those Mexican hens and roosters! I knew immediately that not one real Lupie would make an appearance.

I used to drive by every day at lunch, and it always had a line outside. You can try everything in a couple of visits. It's so cheap!

2
★★★★☆

Surprise, surprise! It was not a Mexican place after all. What a good lunch place this is! Dig those Mexican hens and roosters! I knew immediately that not one real Lupie would make an appearance.

I used to drive by every day at lunch, and it always had a line outside. You can try everything in a couple of visits. It's so cheap!

Pros: fast service, large portions, good atmosphere

Cons: crowded, difficult parking, exhotique

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Being new to the south i really enjoyed everything i have tasted at lupies. we had family in from nyc and they said it was the best chili they have ever tasted.

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★★★★☆

Being new to the south i really enjoyed everything i have tasted at lupies. we had family in from nyc and they said it was the best chili they have ever tasted.

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It will always be one of my favorite places to eat in Charlotte.

2
★★★★★

It will always be one of my favorite places to eat in Charlotte.

Pros: INEXPENSIVE, FAST, LAID BACK

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The most incredible chili I've ever had. The chili mac is just amazingly indescribable. enough food to take home and have a few meals remaining!

2
★★★★★

The most incredible chili I've ever had. The chili mac is just amazingly indescribable. enough food to take home and have a few meals remaining!

Pros: Inexpensive, Food is done quickly, Cold beer

Cons: parking

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Not only is the food the best, but the quality service you get is hard to top. The only bad part about this place is they dont take a wait its just first come first serve, but it adds to its flare. This is definitly a top restaurant in Charlotte

2
★★★★★

Not only is the food the best, but the quality service you get is hard to top. The only bad part about this place is they dont take a wait its just first come first serve, but it adds to its flare. This is definitly a top restaurant in Charlotte

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We had great food and it was served very quickly, quicker even than most "fast food" restaurants.

2
★★★★★

We had great food and it was served very quickly, quicker even than most "fast food" restaurants.

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This place truly has the best chili I've ever eaten in either Greensboro, Charlotte, or Raleigh. I recommend the chili burger.

2
★★★★★

This place truly has the best chili I've ever eaten in either Greensboro, Charlotte, or Raleigh. I recommend the chili burger.

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Great chili, fabulous brugers, nice beer. The seating can be a little tricky, but so worth the wait

2
★★★★★

Great chili, fabulous brugers, nice beer. The seating can be a little tricky, but so worth the wait

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Lupies has to be the cotton pickin best place to eat and really enjoy what you went in there for. Every item on the menu is the finest fixins available in the whole Charlotte area. If you ain't been there yet, then what in the world are you waitin for. No place could be finer than Lupies in Caroliner.

2
★★★★★

Lupies has to be the cotton pickin best place to eat and really enjoy what you went in there for. Every item on the menu is the finest fixins available in the whole Charlotte area. If you ain't been there yet, then what in the world are you waitin for. No place could be finer than Lupies in Caroliner.

Pros: Menu, Prices, Atmosphere

Cons: its crowded, little parking

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I grew up in Charlotte and now live in Los Angeles, but every time I go home, I always have to visit Lupie's. The food is fantastic and the whole experience is just so Southern and homey. The sweet tea and the banana pudding are highlights, but everything is so fattening and good (a nice change from the tofu and bean sprouts people eat in LA). If you're visiting Charlotte, don't miss out on this experience.

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★★★★★

I grew up in Charlotte and now live in Los Angeles, but every time I go home, I always have to visit Lupie's. The food is fantastic and the whole experience is just so Southern and homey. The sweet tea and the banana pudding are highlights, but everything is so fattening and good (a nice change from the tofu and bean sprouts people eat in LA). If you're visiting Charlotte, don't miss out on this experience.

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Best known for its weekly dinner specials, Lupie's offers regular special dishes each day of the week. Chili fans will like the super hot Texas chili, best savored chili mac style, over spaghetti noodles (to temper the heat).…

 

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